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ERIC Number: ED463663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 332
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ISBN: ISBN-0-521-77309-1
Formulaic Language and the Lexicon.
Wray, Alison
This book explores the nature and purposes of formulaic language, examining patterns across research from the fields of discourse analysis, first language acquisition, language pathology, and applied linguistics. There are 14 chapters in 6 parts. Part 1, "What Formulaic Sequences Are," includes (1) "The Whole and the Parts,""Detecting Formulaicity," and "Pinning Down Formulaicity." Part 2, "A Reference Point," includes (4) "Patterns of Formulaicity in Normal Adult Language" and (5) "The Function of Formulaic Sequences: A Model." Part 3, "Formulaic Sequences in First Language Acquisition," includes (6) "Patterns of Formulaicity in Child Language" and (7) "Formulaic Sequences in the First Language Acquisition Process: A Model." Part 4, "Formulaic Sequences in a Second Language," includes (8) "Non-Native Language: Overview," (9) "Patterns of Formulaicity in Children Using a Second Language," (10) "Patterns of Formulaicity in Adults and Teenagers Using a Second Language," and (11) "Formulaic Sequences in the Second Language Acquisition Process: A Model." Part 5, "Formulaic Sequences in Language Loss," includes (12) "Patterns of Formulaicity in Aphasic Language" and (13) "Formulaic Sequences in Aphasia: A Model." Part 6, "An Integrated Model," includes (14) "The Heteromorphic Distributed Lexicon." (Contains 14 figures, 10 tables, and approximately 350 references.) (SM)
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Cambridge Univ. Press (England).